In 2008 Whitireia started a scholarship programme to offer the first year’s fees to a small number of students from local schools. This is part of the “schools’ liaison and transition to tertiary study” commitment of the polytechnic. These awards have had a significant impact with a total of over 60 recipients since 2008.
The first degree graduates, from the 2008 recipients of these awards are now coming through into the workforce. They were presented with their degrees at a large Whitireia ceremony at te Rauparaha Arena last week.
On Wednesday (30 March) the 2011 recipients gathered as a group for a welcome ‘cuppa.’ Chief Executive, Don Campbell spoke of the pride the schools have in their students’ success and the commitment Whitireia makes to their future.
Here are some photos from the gathering, which faculty and services staff attended.
2011 Whitireia School Leaver Scholarship Recipients [All Year 1 students]
- Nofoaga Faletolu Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
- Akisa Fomai Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
- Samantha Eayrs Bachelor of Nursing
- Fareesha Apimerika-Khan Bachelor of Nursing
- Rosalie King Bachelor of Nursing
- Charlotte Boyadjian Bachelor of Nursing
- Maddie Tibble Bachelor of Nursing
- Phuong Nguyen Bachelor of Nursing
- Megan Bastick Bachelor of Health Science [Paramedic]
- Chelina Roberts Diploma in Stage and Screen Arts
- Ebony Sushames Diploma in Performing Arts [Commercial Dance]
- Peneueta Lualua Bachelor of Applied Arts [Performing Arts]
- Lee Pryor Bachelor of Applied Arts [Music]
- Anita McGowan Bachelor of Applied Arts [Visual Arts & Design]
- Tamara Wetere NZ Diploma in Business
- Kalisha Brown NZ Diploma in Business
- Dominique Whisker Bachelor of Teaching [Early Childhood Education]
- Jared Lambert Bachelor of Teaching [Early Childhood Education]
- Jasmine Berkland Bachelor of Teaching [Early Childhood Education]
- Matekino Matthews Bachelor of Nursing [Maori]
- Tanvi Gandhi Bachelor of Information Technology
- Chris Gunther Certificate in Automotive Engineering
by Tim Renner